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NikolaMladenovic
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Myrmica Rubra Brood

Post: # 37217Post NikolaMladenovic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm

How long does it normally take for a Myrmica Rubra queen ant to lay eggs? I found one a few days ago and she's yet to lay eggs. I have feed her fly larva, a larva from a moth specie and honey. The setup I use for her is a normal test tube inside an outworld. She does eat and I really don't see a problem.

P.S I found another "queen" that looks like a smaller version of my original queen (1-2mm smaller) which I tried putting into thr same outworld as my other queen. It ended up in a small brawl but I seperated them quickly so no-one got hurt. Myrmica Rubra is supposedly a polygynous so how does come this happened? Perhaps the original queen felt like she was invading her territory?

Hopefully we can solve this together ^_^
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Re: Myrmica Rubra Brood

Post: # 37424Post AntsDakota
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:50 pm

NikolaMladenovic wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm
How long does it normally take for a Myrmica Rubra queen ant to lay eggs? I found one a few days ago and she's yet to lay eggs. I have feed her fly larva, a larva from a moth specie and honey. The setup I use for her is a normal test tube inside an outworld. She does eat and I really don't see a problem.

P.S I found another "queen" that looks like a smaller version of my original queen (1-2mm smaller) which I tried putting into thr same outworld as my other queen. It ended up in a small brawl but I seperated them quickly so no-one got hurt. Myrmica Rubra is supposedly a polygynous so how does come this happened? Perhaps the original queen felt like she was invading her territory?

Hopefully we can solve this together ^_^
Usually queens lay eggs from a few hours to a few days. Yet there is a chance she is not mated.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: Myrmica Rubra Brood

Post: # 37425Post AntsDakota
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm

NikolaMladenovic wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm
How long does it normally take for a Myrmica Rubra queen ant to lay eggs? I found one a few days ago and she's yet to lay eggs. I have feed her fly larva, a larva from a moth specie and honey. The setup I use for her is a normal test tube inside an outworld. She does eat and I really don't see a problem.

P.S I found another "queen" that looks like a smaller version of my original queen (1-2mm smaller) which I tried putting into thr same outworld as my other queen. It ended up in a small brawl but I seperated them quickly so no-one got hurt. Myrmica Rubra is supposedly a polygynous so how does come this happened? Perhaps the original queen felt like she was invading her territory?

Hopefully we can solve this together ^_^
It was probably a different species, and different species don't get along no matter how polygynous they are.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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